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Endocrinology Part number: 9-9960-7447-1 (vol 1)

Part number: 9-9960-7441-2 (vol 2)

ISBN: 978-1-4160-5583-9 (set)

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Endocrinology / senior editors, Leslie J. De Groot, J. Larry Jameson ; section editors, Ashley Grossman … [et al.].—6th ed.

   p. ; cm.

 Includes bibliographical references and index.

 ISBN-13: 978-1-4160-5583-9 (v.1 & v.2 : hardback : alk. paper)

 ISBN-13: 978-9996074479 (v.1 : hardback : alk. paper)

 ISBN-10: 9996074471 (v.1 : hardback : alk. paper)

 ISBN-13: 978-9996074417 (v.2 : hardback : alk. paper)

 [etc.]

 1. Endocrine glands–Diseases. 2. Endocrinology. I. De Groot, Leslie J. II. Jameson, J. Larry.

 [DNLM: 1. Endocrine System Diseases. 2. Endocrine Glands. 3. Hormones. WK 140 E5585 2010]

 RC648.E458 2010

 616.4—dc22

 2010001335

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